from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News, NEWS: Columbus Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson says he refuses to accept anything less than “market value” for disgruntled captain Rick Nash.
VIEW: That’s all well and good, but that same market is basically dictating Nash is not worth the combination of what Howson is asking, plus the pillaging of roster players and prospects Howson insists it will require to get him. That’s essentially why Nash has yet to be traded as we approach the middle of July, with likelihood for a deal anytime soon looking rather slim. Don’t be surprised if the Blue Jackets get much less for Nash than they thought, particularly since Nash continues to be picky about what teams he’ll join.
NEWS: Teams looking for help on defense continue to cast an eye toward Jay Bouwmeester of the Calgary Flames.
VIEW: Good luck with that, eh? Yes, Bouwmeester eats up 26 minutes a game, but when was the last time you watched him play and said to yourself, “Wow, Bouwmeester was a beast o...